Alaska Satellite Facility
Delivering Remote Sensing Data Since 1991

ASF On-site Training

SAR training at your location or locally at the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus. 

Synthetic aperture radar (SAR) ASF Chief Scientist Franz Meyer
Dr. Franz J. Meyer, ASF Chief Scientist

Sample subjects

  • Radar Concepts
  • Data Formats 
  • Synthetic aperture radar (SAR) Image Quality 
  • Introduction to InSAR (interferometry)
  • Differential InSAR
  • Polarimetric synthetic aperture radar (PolSAR)
  • Image Anomalies

As a service to the synthetic aperture radar (SAR) community, ASF posts notices of SAR training offered by others as well as by ASF. Send notices to with the subject line "synthetic aperture radar (SAR) Training Notice."

Sample ASF Course

Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Principles and Applications

  • Location: Alaska Satellite Facility, University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF)
  • Instructor: Franz Meyer, UAF

Course Description: This course introduces students to the principles and applications of microwave remote sensing. It includes the sensor technology, platforms, and data portals to retrieve data. Principle processing techniques and applications of active microwave remote sensing data are covered. The laboratory part of the course provides hands-on experience with special processing techniques and the possibility of using these techniques for a student-defined term project in areas of geology, seismology, volcanology, cryosphere, hydrology, environmental sciences, etc. Advanced processing techniques such as InSAR, differential InSAR, or polarimetric synthetic aperture radar are included.

For more information, email or call (907) 474-5041.

Get SAR Data

Get SAR Data

Select and download SAR data online using Vertex.

Use the ASF API for downloading SAR data via a command line.